Valantino Oyster is in the form of his life at the age of seven and may well figure again, despite a further 4lb rise for winning at Musselburgh. But INCUR FOUR FAULTS may have too much for him in this given Keith Dalgleish's charge won here last month and drops down a grade after another decent effort at Carlisle. Stablemate Quick Succession has more scope than most of these and may also figure but the likes of Polar Forest, Gabrial The Thug and Royal Straight all look in the grip of the handicapper at present.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Made all, ridden over 2f out, held on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Dhaular Dhar (8-11) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Polar Forest 8-1 (9-12) Took keen hold chasing leaders, losing place when hampered over 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 11l behind Bon Port (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Royal Straight 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Staffhoss (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Schmooze (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 15l behind Choisan (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 8-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, soon chased leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Spanish Plume (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Quick Succession (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 5l behind Bahamian C (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Incurs Four Faults 10-11fav (8-9) Awkward start, raced freely, chased winner, ridden over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 2nd of 3, 5l behind Alpine Storm (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Clear Spell (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, driven 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 11l behind Emerahldz (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led 2f, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Wor Lass (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gd in Jul.